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Catlin & Associates is a business boutique that specialize in business development, client retention, startup initiations, and we’re the hub for state and federal certification assistance and submissions.

Our mission is to plan, develop, and execute effective consulting strategies that reward our clients with achievable and sustainable results. With a proven track record of over 16 years, as a leader in business consulting, Catlin & Associates has successfully increased profit margins, expanded services, and developed management strategies that have improved client retentions for over 300+ businesses.

Catlin & Associates quickly becomes a valuable partner of every organization by not just meeting their goals and objectives, but by exceeding their expectations and delivering exemplary service.

Our philosophy is “ Timing and positioning is the greatest key to success, act accordingly”.

Business Services

Brand Development

  • Graphic Design Services

  • Website Design

  • Vision & Mission Statement Creation

  • Capabilities Statement Design & Evolution

  • Logo, Brochures, and Business Cards, Design and Printing

  • Menu Designs

  • Automated Attendants

Business Development

  • Business Plan Development

  • Identify Target Markets

  • Convert Marketing Efforts into Direct Sales Revenue

  • Research Potential Solicitations for Service

  • Relationship Building with Procurement & Contract Officers

  • Attendance at Networking Events and Galas for Clients


  • Executive and Management Leadership Development

  • Design and Implementation of Workshops, and Seminars

  • Product Overview, Test Pilots, and Service Training

  • Work Force Development Training

  • Survey Design and Execution

Startup Initiations & Management

  • Establishment of Federal Employment Identification Number (EIN)

  • Articles of Incorporation Establishment

  • Partnership, Joint Venture, Shareholder, and Operating Agreements Development

  • Certified Minutes of Stockholders and Board of Directors Meetings

  • Corporate By-Laws Development

  • S- Corporation Election- IRS 2553 filing

  • Corporate Liability Insurance Evaluations

  • Corporate Bonding Program Assistance

  • Non-Profit Start Ups & Filling

  • Notary Service

Marketing Analysis

  • Social Media Management & Augmentation

  • Content Development & Implementation

  • Audio & Video Script Development

  • Search Engine Optimization

Certification Assistance & Submission

Federal, State & Municipality Minority Business Enterprise Certification Submissions:

  • Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT, MBE/DBE)

  • Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT, MBE/DBE)

  • District of Columbia Certified Business Enterprise (CBE)

  • Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA)

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council/MBE (NMSDC)

United States Small Business Administration Certifications:

  • Small Disadvantage Business (8A)

  • Service Disabled Veteran (SDVOB)

  • Woman-Owned Small Business

  • HubZone

  • General Services Administration(GSA), Schedule Submissions

  • US Federal Contractor Registration (SAM)

Meet Our CEO


Dr. Chekesha Michelle Catlin

Dr. Chekesha Michelle Catlin is an astute entrepreneur, with over 22+ years of experience in, business management, human services, life planning, and corporate training, with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, government contracting and business development. She's an exceptional business and life strategist, author and a veritable speaker.

Dr. Catlin's current business portfolio consist of over 38 business brands and partnerships. A few of her current and past brands include, Catlin & Associates, Proud Mary Waterfront Restaurant, Panache Boutiques Worldwide, Mi’Chek Boutique, AZ-Tech Group, Iyashi Day Spa, The Space, by Panache, Be Fearless Media & Publications, and she is the Host and Executive Producer of “Ready Set Go”, a Weekly Inspirational Show and “Live Your Best Life Now”, a weekly Podcast.

Dr. Catlin is the author of “Battling the Enemy Within, Fear” , “Financial Detox, How to Live a Boss Lifestyle”, “ Ready Set Go , A 28-day Journey to Becoming the Best Version of You” and “Live Your Best Life, Fearlessly, 7 Tips to Start Today”.

Dr. Catlin, enjoys giving back to the community through philanthropy, and volunteerism. Currently, Dr. Catlin serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for Olof Palme Peace Foundation International, The Jamaica Chapter, a United Nations NGO, and she is an active board member for several organizations.


Capitol Gazette, Small Business, Annapolis MD

City of Annapolis, Coach Program, Annapolis MD

Bell Leadership, Business Leader, Wilmington, DE

Capitol Gazette, Leader in Community, Annapolis MD

Proclamation, Prince Georges County, Councilmen Obie Patterson

Executive Citation, AACO, County Executive

Executive Citation, Senator Muse, Fort Washington, MD

GODSU Graduation, and PNC Conference, Fort Washington MD

I Want It All, Key West, FL

Who's Who in Business, 2016

Anne Arundel Medical Center, Health & Wellness Program

Bowie State University, 4th Annual Sports Summit

Women Empowerment Brunch, Tree of Life, Clinton MD

Herlife, Magazine

Iyashi, Holistic Living Magazine

Women of Prince Georges County, Annual Luncheon


OlofPalme Peace Foundation International, Jamaica Chapter, NGO, Goodwill Ambassador 2017-present

Christian Giving Circle, Advisory Board 2016-present

BEaVOICE Today, Chair 2018-present

Light of the Way Shelter, Board Member 2016-present

Jewels & Gems, Board Member 2012- present

Lots of Love, Board Member 2013- present 

S.A.F.E, Board Member 1999-present

Care of Self, Board Member, 2001-present

Clients & Partnerships

Mzuri Collection

MES Cosmetics

Job Readiness Bootcamp, Fort Washington, MD

Secrets to Success, Dallas Tx

Women & Wine Tasting Annual Luncheon Philadelphia, PA

Michek Fashion & Creative Arts, Prince Georges County MD

Building Strong Bridges, Annapolis, MD

Red Door Decor, Annapolis, MD

Color Me Beautiful, Fort Washington, MD

It's Time, Intimate Conversations, Fort Washington, MD

DeTek Technologies, DE

3 Links Technologies, MD

SWOT Training Institute, PA

Wicked Kitchen, MD

Hearts of Love Food Drive, Fort Washington, MD

BeFearless Events, Washington DC

WebLink Technologies, MS

Intel Universal, NY

Brite Minds Enrichment Circle, New York

Bell Leadership University, LA

As surely as the seed will grow into a beautiful flower, the images in your mind will become reality.
Be determined to capture the essence
of your Life
— Dr. Chekesha M. Catlin, "Battling the enemy within, Fear, How to live a Fearless Life"


Hear from our Visionary, Dr. Catlin

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The Space, Panache

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